Bachelor of Commerce
School of Business, Sydney Campus
A Bachelor of Commerce degree from The University of Notre Dame Australia is aimed at ambitious undergraduates who want to gain a wider understanding of today’s business environment. You will be taught by industry leaders with strong commercial and industry experience. This program will equip you with the practical experience and analytical skills for a successful business career.
Why study this degree?
If you’re considering a career in business, accounting, banking, information systems, or
management, then a Bachelor of Commerce is the ideal choice for you. With our small class sizes
and approachable teachers, as well as client-based projects and regular guest speakers, your degree
is an exciting combination of practical and theoretical elements.
Naturally, you can choose from a wide range of possible Majors, such as Accounting, Advertising,
Economics, Finance or Public Relations. Alternatively, you can enrol for a double Major – this
pathway allows you to combine two of your preferred subjects into a single degree program. For
those who are interested in studying Arts, Law or Communications, Notre Dame also offers a double degree option – this is normally completed over four years.
As part of your degree, you will be required to undertake 150 hours of placement in a working
environment. In a large number of cases, this internship placement leads to an offer of full-time
work upon graduation. Our Business Internship program also includes seminars on career planning
and professional development, as well as presentations by speakers from high-profile companies.
- Logos I
- Logos II
- Logos III
- Public Relations
- Accounting / Finance
- Accounting / Human Resource Management
- Accounting / Management
- Accounting / Marketing
- Finance / Human Resource Management
- Finance / Management
- Finance / Marketing
- Human Resource Management / Marketing
- Management / Marketing
- Marketing / Public Relations
Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Regulations.
You will have the opportunity to complete part of your degree at one of our partner institutions
through our exchange program. Get in touch with the Study Abroad Office to find out more about
studying in Asia, Europe and North America.
You will learn from academics who are industry leaders and, through our practicum placements and
internship programs, you will gain real professional experience and make valuable contacts with
Academic requirements for this program are outlined below. In addition, to be eligible for admission, all applicants need to satisfy minimum requirements outlined at admission requirements. These include those relating to age and English Language Proficiency. We also consider your application more broadly – your non-academic achievements (such as any previous leadership roles, volunteering, work, church and/or community involvement) as well as personal qualities - your aspirations and interests and your capacity to complete your chosen program.
Applicants with recent Secondary Education:
- HSC Performance Band Results with a Band 4 in English and a minimum average of Band 4s in HSC Category A Courses (or interstate equivalent). Applicants must be eligible for an ATAR or OP.
- Minimum International Baccalaureate (IB) score of 25.
Applicants with Higher Education Study
- Other university studies completed at undergraduate level or higher. Programs in Arts & Sciences and Business require a minimum of 2 successfully completed subjects. Programs in Education, Nursing, and Philosophy & Theology require a minimum of 4 successfully completed subjects; or
- Successful completion of the Notre Dame Tertiary Pathway Program or of another Enabling Program at a level deemed sufficient by the University.
Applicants who have successfully completed subjects at another University, which are relevant to the selected program of study, may be eligible for Advanced Standing.
Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
- Completed AQF Certificate IV or higher in a relevant discipline, from an accredited provider such as TAFE or a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
Applicants to the School of Education require a completed AQF Diploma or higher in a relevant discipline.
Applicants with Work and Life Experience
Applicants with relevant work and life experience who left secondary education more than two years ago and have not undertaken VET or higher education study since then may seek admission on the basis of:
- Their experience. ‘Experience’ could include a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as Mature Age entry, relevant professional experience, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study. Evidence must be provided as to the type and duration or employment (minimum of two years) in a relevant industry. The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) may be required.
- STAT – Scores of 150 in the Multiple Choice and Written English sections are required.
- Higher School Certificate (HSC) (or equivalent) results if these have been completed within the last 5 years.
This Program has the following loan scheme(s) available for eligible students:
The FEE-HELP loan scheme assists eligible fee-paying students with the payment of all, or part, of their tuition fees, not including additional study costs such as accommodation or textbooks. Your FEE-HELP debt will be indexed each year in line with the Consumer Price Index. Please note, from 1 January 2019, students studying an undergraduate program at the University of Notre Dame will no longer be charged the 25% FEE-HELP loan fee.
For further information, or for indicative fees for domestic or international students, please visit our Fees page.
The following careers are open to graduates of this program:
- Financial institutions
- Stockbroking firms
- Merchant banks
- Private sector multinational corporations
- Public sector government departments and agencies
- Public utilities
- Specialist and industry organisations
- Management consultancies
- Market research and advertising organisations
Student profile data
Table 2 below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students in this Program. It provides data on all students who commenced in this Program in the most relevant recent intake period, including those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.
TABLE 2a – Bachelor of Commerce BASIS OF ADMISSION IN SEMESTER 1, 2018 INTAKE
Semester 1 2018
Number of students
Percentage of all students
(A) Higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
19 19.0% (B) Vocational education and training (VET) study N/P N/P (C) Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
<5 <5 (D) Recent secondary education:
- Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
(regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)
- Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, interview, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
- Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, interview, school marks & recommendation with no minimum ATAR requirement)
63 63.0% International students <5 <5 All students 100 100.0%
TABLE 2b – Bachelor of Commerce ATAR PROFILE DATA FOR APPLICANTS ENTERING ON THE BASIS OF RECENT SECONDARY EDUCATION IN SEMESTER 1, 2018 INTAKE
RECENT SECONDARY EDUCATION - ATAR-based offers ATAR
(Excluding adjustment factors) *
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors) *[only if relevant]
Highest rank to receive an offer 93.75 N/A Median rank to receive an offer 78.45 N/A
Lowest rank to receive an offer
“<5” – the number of students is less than 5
N/A – Students not accepted in this category
N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students
- Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR